Eagles To Re-Sign Nolan Carroll

11:18am: Carroll’s one-year deal has a base value of $2.36MM, and can max out at $3MM, tweets Rand Getlin of the NFL Network.

9:31am: The Eagles are set to bring back cornerback Nolan Carroll on a one-year contract for the 2016 season, reports Derrick Gunn of CSNPhilly.com (via Twitter).Nolan Carroll

Carroll, 29, spent the last two seasons with the Eagles, becoming a starter in 2015. Before a broken ankle ended his season, he was one of Philadelphia’s most reliable corners in 2015, picking up 55 tackles, two interceptions, and 10 passes defended.

Pro Football Focus wasn’t overly bullish on Carroll’s play, placing him a modest 53rd out of 111 qualified cornerbacks. Still, his overall ranking was dragged down somewhat by a poor grade as a run defender, and he was viewed as significantly more reliable in coverage than most of his teammates at the position, including Byron Maxwell, Eric Rowe, and E.J. Biggers.

Coming off a two-year contract that paid him $2.625MM annually, Carroll should be in line for a raise on his new deal, though it’s possible that his ankle injury will limit his earnings. The financial terms of the agreement aren’t yet known.

Caroll received interest from the Cowboys and Dolphins, paying a visit to Dallas, before agreeing to re-up in Philadelphia.

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  1. Rory Parks

    Nice signing for the Eagles, as I do think he is better than his PFF rating suggests. I wonder if this will shift Rowe over to safety, assuming Thurmond does not come back.

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